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Chris Nootenboom

Chris is a researcher with the Natural Capital Project at the University of Minnesota, where he works on modeling urban ecosystem services and habitat restoration. His primary research interests are minimizing trade-offs between ecosystem services and existing economic pressures through spatial optimization and leveraging results from these analyses into actionable policy. Prior to his work with NatCap, Chris used urban analytical models to improve building design at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in London and New York. Specifically, he worked to minimize the impact of new buildings on light access and view quality for the surrounding urban context. Chris received his B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Carleton College, and enjoys rock climbing, making music, and whitewater rafting.